BANGUI, Central African Republic – Some members of the rebel alliance who overthrew the president of Central African Republic are protesting outside the luxury hotel where their leader is based.
Their demonstration marks a dangerous development, underscoring the divisions that are emerging within the Seleka rebel movement.
The rebels outside the Hotel Ledger Plaza Bangui said Tuesday they were dissatisfied with their living conditions since invading the capital in March.
Rebels brought their leader Michel Djotodia in power, and he has set up his presidency at the country's only five-star hotel. By comparison, his fighters camp outdoors or in public buildings they have taken over.
Serge Malebongo says the rebels can no longer afford to feed themselves and they called on Djotodia to improve their conditions.